Management Team

The Earth Alive Management Team

 

Michael Warren, CEO

Michael built and managed LFP Solutions, an organic soil inputs distribution company, which joined Earth Alive in 2014. With a natural propensity for adventure and discovery, Michael consistently identifies innovative business concepts and brings them to market, with a focus on products that are earth and human-friendly. Michael was appointed CEO of the company in May 2017 and he continues to be responsible for product and market development in various parts of the world, particularly Latin America, Africa and North America. He has a Business Degree from Bishop’s University.


Marcelo Soutullo, VP Global Operations, Dust Solutions

Prior to settling in Montreal in 2000, Marcelo Soutullo spent more than 15 years working in the maritime industry, managing fleet personnel and coordinating marine standard certifications. As an independent consultant, he focused on sustainable and renewable energy production using organic material, and represented Earth Alive products to distributors based in the Caribbean and Latin America. Marcelo joined Earth Alive as Vice President of Business Development in March of 2013.


Dr Viviane Yargeau, CTO

Dr. Viviane Yargeau is a Professor in Chemical Engineering at McGill University and an Associate Member of the McGill School of Environment. Her expertise is in chemical & environmental engineering. She is a leader in the control of environmental pollutants and her research focuses on both fundamental and technological aspects leading to improvement of technologies to mitigate the release of pollutants in the environment and the development of green alternatives. Dr. Yargeau has co-developed the two Earth Alive flagship products. She leads her own group of researchers and has established strong research collaborations internationally as well as industrial collaboration. Her multidisciplinary research program also includes working closely with toxicologists in order to assess the impact of contaminants on the environment and public health. Dr. Yargeau serves on various committees including the international management committee of the International Water Association (IWA) Advanced Oxidation Processes Specialist Group. The innovative aspects of her research have already been recognized by several publications in peer-reviewed journals and international research awards.


Simon Neufeld, Chief Agronomist

Simon Neufeld is a Certified Crop Adviser with over 10 years of experience in organic agriculture. He has worked in many facets of the organic industry as a researcher and agronomist, helping conventional farms transition to organics and organic farms improve their productivity. Prior to joining Earth Alive, Simon was Agronomist for Homestead Organics, Eastern Ontario’s premier organic feed mill and farm supply company. Simon holds an MSc in Plant Science from the University of Manitoba.